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Unread 05-05-2013, 06:28 PM   #1
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What should I do??

I just bought my first JK unlimited. I am putting a 2 1/2" lift. Not sure what size rims and tires I should put on it??? Either I want 17" rims with 35" tires or 18" rims with 34" tires. If your would like to know. I bought 2013 jk unlimited in commando green and the rims I amounting on it are Fuel Hostage. The tiresi am using are Pro Commp.

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Unread 05-05-2013, 06:32 PM   #2
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I just bought my first JK unlimited. I am putting a 2 1/2" lift. Not sure what size rims and tires I should put on it??? Either I want 17" rims with 35" tires or 18" rims with 34" tires. If your would like to know. I bought 2013 jk unlimited in commando green and the rims I amounting on it are Fuel Hostage. The tiresi am using are Pro Commp.
18" rims with 33" tires
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Unread 05-05-2013, 06:42 PM   #3
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Why are you wanting 18"rim on 33's? and 17" rims with 35's? It really all comes down to your personal preference. I personal like more rubber than wheel. The largest rim I would go with is a 17" on a 35 or larger tire... But like I said, it all comes down to personal preference and how you plan on using it. Good luck and go with what you like.
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Unread 05-05-2013, 06:48 PM   #4
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It will mainly be just me daly driver but I want to Make sure that if I go off road.,,I will not have any issues
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Unread 05-05-2013, 07:23 PM   #5
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With 2.5 inches of lift you are most likely going to want 35 inch tires. Personally I would do 17 inch wheels to give yourself more sidewall but its up to you.
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Unread 05-05-2013, 08:10 PM   #6
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A rule of thumb: The wheel size should be half the diameter of the tire size.
i.e. 16" wheel with a 33" tire, 17" wheel with a 35" tire. 18" wheel with 37" tire, etc....

A larger wheel, and less tire sidewall gives better on-road handling.
A smaller wheel, and more tire sidewall gives better off-road ride (more bounce absorption) and less chance of damaging the wheel.

However, beware of running 15" wheels, you may have to grind the brake caliper corners to fit within the wheels.
Personally, I run 17" wheels on 37" tires.
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